Sandra's television forecasting experience is unmatched.
Prior to coming to lead the KFOX Severe Weather Team, Sandra spent three years as a Meteorologist with The Weather Channel. As the West-Coast prime-time Meteorologist, Sandra's forecasts were seen nightly by millions of viewers. While at The Weather Channel, she also had the opportunity to enhance her skills by working with some of Americas top Severe Weather experts.
Now with our regions most advanced weather technology, Sandra's experience, dedication and passion for accurate forecasting are keeping those of us in the Borderland safe and informed.
Sandra has been awarded the AMS Seal of Approval and is a member of the National Weather Association. In 2002 she was named Distinguished Alumni by her alma mater, Texas State University.
I am very excited to be able to bring my weather experience to the area. Working at the national level gave me invaluable forecasting skills that I like sharing with our viewers in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.
The change from the Southeast to the Southwest was a welcome one. I’m excited to be here and I enjoy interacting with the community as a volunteer with The Miracle League and as a platelet donor with The United Blood Services.
I love being a Meteorologist because it gives me the opportunity to warn people of incoming inclement weather and it gives me the chance to teach about weather and its impact.
What year did you start at KFOX?
What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?
How might someone have described you in high school?
Outgoing. One who got along with everyone.
Texas State University
What was your first job?
Clerk at a video rental place
What do you like about your job?
The opportunity it gives me to meet people and do things for the community
What might people be surprised to know about you?
I play Guitar Hero very well
What is the hardest thing you ever did?
Get myself through college
What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?
If they are interested in weather take lots of science and math classes. Do an internship first to see if that is the direction they want to go in. Be sure they can get a resume tape recorded during that internship. And most of all have a hard skin and patience.
What’s your favorite team?
Favorite FOX show: Hell's Kitchen
Favorite book: Mostly Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Favorite food: Vegetarian Hot Dogs
Favorite hobby: Landscape Photography
Favorite El Paso place: Franklin Mountains State Park
Favorite movie: It's a toss-up between You've Got Mail and Big
Favorite music: Feel good music
Favorite travel destination: To visit my mother in Central Texas